VistaJet commits to carbon neutrality by 2025
Global private jet company VistaJet has vowed to become carbon neutral by 2025 – 25 years ahead of current industry goals.
The operator hopes to beat the current target set out by civil aviation industry bodies, IATA and the global business aviation community of a 50% reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
The brand has implemented a number of sustainable initiatives to ensure its target is met, including a certified carbon offset programme, which is offered to customers globally in partnership with climate action solutions provider South Pole.
VistaJet said over 80% of its members offset CO2 emissions relative to their flights’ fuel consumption in 2020.
The brand has also partnered with SkyNRG, a leader in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), to offer a global SAF programme for every client.
Other green initiatives include the introduction of the Global 7500, the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration; the optimisation of routes to reduce fuel burn; and investment in AI technology for optimised fleet management.
VistaJet said it would look to new technology and innovations to further reduce its greenhouse gases footprint between now and 2025.
“Since the inception of VistaJet 17 years ago, we have always looked to the future, innovating and driving change within our industry,” said founder and chairman Thomas Flohr.
“We have taken on the challenge to establish and promote a more efficient and sustainable way of flying. This is why, together with our partners and clients, we have been developing and adopting best practices and innovative solutions.
“Our model itself is the most effective in focusing on utilization and a shared fleet concept; and adoption of more sustainable aviation fuels, and smarter, more economic aircraft.”
He added: “The industry as a whole must step up to combat climate change and its impact today — it’s the right thing to do and we all have to act now.”